One beer might be too much to drive safely (Video)

Drinking even a small amount of alcohol, like one pint of beer, can significantly impair our driving abilities. Researchers from the University of Sussex question the current legal limit. Study participants drank a cocktail containing enough alcohol to keep them within the legal limit for driving. These doses were equivalent…

Depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse are increasing among US adults entering midlife

New research found that middle aged US adults are experiencing rising feelings of despair, indicated by increases in depression, suicidal ideation, drug and alcohol abuse. A drop in US life expectancy was seen in 2016 and explained by an increase in deaths among middle-aged white individuals in rural areas due…

Does alcohol consumption contribute to aggression? Why are some people more violent when they drink?

Some people become more aggressive or violent when they drink alcohol; they pick fights with others, shout, and say inappropriate things. The reason certain individuals display this aggressive behavior after alcohol consumption is that alcohol lowers inhibitions and relaxes. When we drink excessively, these inhibitions decrease and our tendencies to…

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